Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost–G (II) – St. Philip Benizi, Confessor
Sunday, August 23, 2020
St. Philip was born in Florence of the noble family of Benizi on the Feast of the Assumption, 1233. Our Lady herself called him to her newly founded Order of Servites. Philip entered as a lay brother, but his abilities were soon discovered and he was ordained to the priesthood. As a priest, he filled in succession the highest offices in his order. He won souls to God in various European countries; and in Italy itself, then wasted by civil wars, his preaching restored peace.